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SD South Park Yoga and Wellness
A yoga session at South Park Yoga + Wellness. | Photo via @southparkyoga + @danceflowyoga_heatherstants
Whether you’re a novice on the mat or an experienced yogi, America’s Finest City has plenty of places to practice. Find your zen at these 24 yoga studios (or traveling classes) around San Diego.

If you’re just getting started

South Park Yoga + Wellness, 2985 Beech St., South Park
This studio recommends starting your yoga journey with classes catered to beginners like Healthy Backs, Healing Hatha, Level 1 Vinyasa, and Yin Yoga. You can try a 2-week trial for $39, and if you love it, commit to more.

The Little Yoga Studio, 702 Ash St., Ste. B, Downtown San Diego
Located in the historic El Cortez building, this studio offers indoor classes as well as sunset sessions on the rooftop. New student specials range from $30 to $300.


Stand-up paddleboard yoga — oh, it’s a thing alright.


Photo via @floatingyogis

If you want waterfront views

Hotel del Coronado’s Beach Yoga, 1500 Orange Ave., Coronado
The historic hotel hosts its soothing and strengthening yoga class at Del Beach daily (times vary). The $25 class is open to the public with advanced reservations required; if you’re a hotel guest, it’s free.

Floating Yogis, Mission Bay
Practice yoga, but make it super San Diego. This mobile studio specializes in SUP yoga — aka stand-up paddleboard yoga — finding zen while floating in the water (so long as the winds don’t exceed 8 mph). The studio provides the paddleboards, you bring the balance. Also, check out these beach yoga classes in Encinitas.

SD Spirit Yoga Studios Puppy Yoga

Downward dog takes on a whole new meaning at Puppy Yoga at Spirit Yoga Studios in PB.


Photo via @spirityogastudios

If you want to connect with community

Spirit Yoga Studios, 1559 Garnet Ave., Pacific Beach
Yes, this PB studio offers traditional classes but its offerings reach a new level of paw-sitivity with Puppy Yoga. For these sessions, the studio collaborates with local animal rescues for a class that combines “gentle movement and puppy playtime.” Yogis can meet rescues and learn about adoption and fostering opportunities.
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Wednesday, Sept. 20
  • Summer Rewind at Walmart | Wednesday, Sept. 20 | 11 a.m.-4 p.m. | Walmart Supercenter 3516, 1360 Eastlake Parkway, Chula Vista | Free | Grab your pager and your favorite boy band CD: Walmart’s 33-city pop-up experience taking adults back to their childhoods drops into the Walmart Supercenter in SD’s South Bay.
  • San Diego Padres vs. Colorado Rockies | Wednesday, Sept. 20 | 1:10 p.m. | Petco Park, 100 Park Blvd., San Diego | $19+ | Let’s go, Slam Diego.
  • “Cabaret” | Through Sunday, Oct. 15 | 8 p.m. | The Old Globe, 1363 Old Globe Way, San Diego | $52-$104 | This musical is set in 1931 Berlin, inside the Kit Kat Klub where British nightclub singer Sally Bowles keeps the delirious party raging.
Thursday, Sept. 21
  • Michael Rapaport LIVE! | Thursday, Sept. 21-Sunday, Sept. 24 | Times vary | The American Comedy Co. San Diego, 818 Sixth Ave., San Diego | $30 | The longtime actor and comic — recently seen in “Only Murders in the Building” — hits the stand-up circuit in downtown San Diego.
  • ARTIFACT at Night | Thursday, Sept. 21 | 5-8 p.m. | Mingei International Museum, 1439 El Prado, San Diego | $95 | Executive Chef Jeff Armstrong and Chef Tony Coito explore American soul food with this one-night-only, 4-course prix fixe dinner at the pretty restaurant inside the museum.
  • Encinitas Cruise Nights | Thursday, Sept. 21 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | South Coast Highway 101, S. Coast Highway 101, Encinitas | Free | It’s the final run of the year for the beloved car show in the heart of the seaside town — it’ll be back in May 2024.
  • Luis Miguel | Thursday, Sept. 21 | 8 p.m. | Pechanga Arena, 3500 Sports Arena Blvd., San Diego | $113+ | The iconic Grammy Award-winning Latin American artist brings his talento inolvidable to the Midway District venue.
Friday, Sept. 22
  • Nissan Super Girl Surf Pro | Friday, Sept. 22-Sunday, Sept. 24 | 9 a.m.-8 p.m. | Oceanside Pier, Pier View Way, Oceanside | Free | Get stoked — the world’s largest women’s surf, lifestyle, and music festival takes over the heart of Oceanside.
  • Craftoberfest | Friday, Sept. 22-Sunday, Oct. 1 | 11 a.m.-8 p.m. | Liberty Public Market, 2820 Historic Decatur Rd, San Diego | Free | The marketplace kicks off its Oktoberfest-inspired celebration featuring German lagers, special dishes created by market vendors, trivia, bingo, and more.
  • Colin Jost | Friday, Sept. 22 | 7:30 p.m. | Balboa Theatre, 868 Fourth Ave., San Diego | $42-$76 | Live from San Diego — the “Saturday Night Live” funnyman hits the mic at the downtown venue.
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News Notes
  • City Council voted unanimously to close Point La Jolla and parts of Boomer Beach year-round to people and dogs in an effort to protect sea lions during pupping season and beyond. The amendment now goes to Mayor Todd Gloria for approval; it takes effect 30 days after being signed into law. (CBS 8)
  • London calling. British Airways plans to increase its nonstop service between San Diego International Airport and London Heathrow Airport starting April 20, 2024, by offering a second daily flight. The airline launched its first nonstop service between the destinations in 2011; this addition will help meet current demand.
  • Broadway San Diego has kicked off its 46th season with “The Book of Mormon,” taking center stage at San Diego Civic Theatre through Sunday, Sept. 24. Broadway San Diego is offering a “lottery” through its app where you can score $25 tickets to the Tony Award-winning musical comedy.
  • Is it sparkly season yet? San Diego Botanic Garden will again host Lightscape, a dazzling attraction featuring art installations and never-ending lights along a 1-mile loop. The event is on select nights Friday, Nov. 17-Monday, Jan. 1, 2024; get your tickets soon — most nights sold out in 2022.
  • Everything that’s old is new again. The Roman Empire is trending on social media. For those who don’t think about the ancient civilization as often as the subjects in the viral videos, check out these audio books from the San Diego Public Library for a quick history lesson.
  • California Clean Air Day is Wednesday, Oct. 4. Locally, take the pledge to commute for clean air by joining SANDAG’s campaign to walk, bike, carpool, or ride public transit. MTS and NCTD will offer free rides on any fixed transit route — Trolley, bus, and COASTER — that day, too.
  • San Diego Padres Chairman Peter Seidler is recovering from a medical procedure and won’t be at Petco Park for the rest of the season. Seidler says he’ll be watching from home, telling the Friar Faithful, “I look forward to making some noise together again in 2024.” (San Diego Union-Tribune)
  • 523,703. That’s how many guests visited the Birch Aquarium during its fiscal year that wrapped on June 30, 2023 — an all-time attendance record for the facility. Helped by new popular events like Oceans at Night, the stat surpasses the aquarium’s previous record of 496,651 visitors in 2019.
  • The Mental Bar — a cafe and community hub in the heart of San Diego’s Black Arts & Culture District — will celebrate its first anniversary this Sunday, Sept. 24, 1-4 p.m. The free event will feature local vendors, food for sale, and a coffee competition.
  • San Diego County is hiring for several positions, including Public Assistance Investigator, Licensed Vocational Nurse, Deputy Public Defender, Human Service Specialist, and Assistant Planner. Apply online.
  • Refinance rates are skyrocketing. But home equity rates remain relatively low — which means that now is a great time to borrow against your home. Calculate your payment.*
  • Menopausal symptoms can show up as early as your mid-30s. Test your hormones + walk through your results with a specialist with Wellcore’s $99 At-Home Assessment Kit.*
🏗️ Change, change, change
SD Botanical Building September 2023
Changes are in the air at the Botanical Building. | Photo via Michael Beausoleil + SDtoday
The ambitious restoration of Balboa Park’s historic Botanical Building is progressing steadily, and the city is on track to complete the project’s first phase in 2024.

Upgrades to the lath structure and its temporary closure began in January 2022. We’re missing the soothing space and its pretty plants — here’s where the project stands as of mid-September 2023.

Three things you should know:
  • Phase 1 includes interior and exterior renovations — so you may have recently seen the structure’s bare bones. The middle portion remains draped.
  • Once Phase 1 is completed, the building will reopen to the public, but exterior restoration may be ongoing. It’ll remain free to visit.
  • Phase 2 will be managed by nonprofit Forever Balboa Park and will enhance the surrounding gardens, restore the fountains and pergola, and improve walkways. These elements are expected to open in 2024, though the timeline is fluid. Donate to the efforts.
  • Hello fall, we’re glad you’re here. Six & Main has everything you need this season from refreshing cocktails to cozy candles. Shop fall essentials.
  • It doesn’t get more luxurious than the Drowsy sleep mask, which is silky smooth on skin and completely light-blocking for the deepest sleep.
  • The Bentgo stackable lunch box includes two stackable containers, built-in silverware, and dividers to snugly fit food portions into individual compartments.
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